Packard Bell - MWave
KNOWN ERROR MESSAGES
a) MCI_Error AG
Look in the SYSTEM.INI file and check the following lines are present -
If these are OK, then
b) MCI_ Error AJ - MWave Discriminator Error
c) MMSYSTEM 257 INVALID MCI DEVICE ID UCID RETURNED WHEN OPENING THE MCI DEVICE
Solution run Faxworks quick setup again, to allow Faxworks to reassign PRODUCT ID.
d) Modem Already in Use or is Unavailable or MCI error 253
This is normally caused by Faxworks trying to send a fax, and it has got stuck in the system. To clear this go into the C:\FAXWORKS\QUEUEOUT directory and delete it's contents. You will them need to restart the machine.
e) If you get any of these errors
VXD004-MWAVE DEVICE BOARD NOT FOUND
Joystick - Enabled
CD-ROM - Disabled
(If these settings need changing, exit and type MWCONFIG at the DOS prompt)
Make sure the following is present -
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T1 *** T4=SBPRO
CALL MWave START (must be the last line).
make sure that the run line has C:\MWW\MANAGER\MWS.EXE C:\MWW\MODEM\MWMWIN.EXE
also, If you were getting a BTRIEVE ERROR add the following sections at the END
OPTION=/m:32 /f:20 /p:2048 /u:2
OPTIONS=/r:20 /s:20 /d:532 /w:2
make sure that PBIRPORT=1 is under the [386ENH] section
If all of these are ok, then remove the COM PORTS and let WINDOWS RE- DETECT, it should find them, if not, then more than likely its a h/ware fault, but your above checks should have confirmed this. Otherwise you can add them yourself. (IBM APTIVA 28.8 DATAFAX) - is the type of modem. You can also add an exclusion in EMM386, as such X=CE30-C3EF, but this is pulling at straws!
If all this fails, then reload the modem software, and if that doesn't work, then there is a fair chance it's a broken modem.Return to Top of Page
To disable the MWave modem, without loosing the sound system, click on Start / Programs / Packard Bell / Miro MWave Software / Hardware Configuration (Alternatively you can go into Windows Explorer and run the file C:\MWD\UTILS\MWCONFIG.EXE). Change the Fax/Modem IO address to Disabled. When you've done that, go into the Control Panel and Modems, and remove the MWave modem from the list.Return to Top of Page
This is common and moving the volume controls in Win 95 doesn't make any difference. Go to the Dos prompt and type FASTCFG, Press A - for Audio control. Hey presto - another volume control, seems to reduce / stop the problem!Return to Top of Page
This is a simple fix, but this problem may get quite common. To get a joystick icon on the control panel which will allow you to calibrate the joystick for Win95 with an MWave.
Go to add new hardware Manually install sound video and games controllers, Microsoft, Gameport Joystick. there will now be an icon and you can waggle at your leisure.Return to Top of Page
If Win95 reports 6MB of RAM instead of 8MB on a Packard Bell with MWave, then check the MWave startup menu you'll find that the Advanced Audio option is ticked, set this to Games and as if by magic you'll get your 2MB of memory back.Return to Top of Page
Go into System.ini and 386enh section. If the line PBIRPORT=1 is present change it to 0. Reboot the machine.Return to Top of Page
If you have boxes (ie Radio or TV) missing off the MWave Mixer, what you need to check is the MWave.ini file in the windows directory. Check the [PCMWAVE] section and make sure the lines AUXRADIOE=1, and AUXTVE=1 are present, if not add them back in. NB. if you want the boxes unticked set them to =0.Return to Top of Page
When you load up MWave Audio Mixer and put a tick into the Radio box, shutting down and restarting Windows causes the tick to vanish. The solution to this is to check the Win.ini file. On the Run= line make sure that,
are present. If not add them back in and save changes and exit.Return to Top of Page
The MWave uses the DSP to process sound and modem stuff. In DOS, it can't handle full modem and sound spec at the same time. If you run FASTCFG, you can choose which option is used. The default is games which gives SB Pro with no modem. You can go for telegames which will give SB (not Pro) with a 14400 modem. Or if you are using DOS comms stuff, you can have no sound with a 28800 modem.Return to Top of Page
Access Start/Programs/Packard Bell/Miro MWave Software/Audio Control. Press play button and check all lights above sliders are green. Press record button and check all lights above sliders are red. Check all volume controls are up. Check all "input source" (on left side of sliders) are ticked (except for TV). Close the Window.
Also in Miro MWave Software click on Level Control and make sure there isn't a cross in the mute box.Return to Top of Page
Click on Start / Programs / Packard Bell / Miro MWave Software. In here there is an option called View Connectors. This lets you check that everything is plugged in properly.Return to Top of Page
MWave that wasn't dialling at all, either through Faxworks or Winsock (After setting up an easynet Internet account). The solution was to disable autodetect dial tone from call center (setup, fax setup).Return to Top of Page
Sometimes when you install a game which requires Direct X, it conflicts with the MWave drivers. You need to edit the System.ini file, and remove the following lines, in the [386Enh] section,
NB. DVA.386 might be listed twice, and the other 2 files might be named PBEWDO1S.VXD and ARKDOSHK.VXD
Then edit the WIN.INI file and remove C:\FMEDIA\FMEDIA.EXE from the RUN= line.
After that, go into the Control Panel, and Multimedia, and put a dot next to DEFAULT device and not next to MPU401 compatible. Restart the computer and reinstall Direct X.
This will unfortunately disable FMedia, and therefore the Remote Control (Assuming you are using the Packard Bell one).Return to Top of Page